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I found the exceptional qualification

November 20, 2010 am30 9:52 am

Being nominated by Michael Bloomberg is an exceptional qualification, right?

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  1. November 20, 2010 am30 11:07 am 11:07 am

    That was Harriet Mier’s qualification. (Note: I am FAR from the first to see the parallel with Mier.)

  2. Matzpen permalink
    November 20, 2010 am30 11:58 am 11:58 am

    If your car is broken down on the side of the highway and you call a demolition guy for help, chances are you’re not looking to fix the tire. NYC’s Mayor Bloomberg didn’t select a coddled media mogul who’s never spent a day inside a public school to be the new schools chancellor as a means to improve the country’s largest school system

  3. chaz permalink
    November 20, 2010 pm30 1:44 pm 1:44 pm

    You final got it. Bloomberg nominated her because she is in his inner circle of friends.

  4. November 20, 2010 pm30 3:29 pm 3:29 pm

    I don’t know that she is in his inner circle of friends. I am fairly certain she is the last unemployed resident of the Hamptons that he is likely to have chatted with at a cocktail party.

    Comparison’s not fair to Miers. She was a lawyer, but nowhere near qualified for what she had been nominated to. But a lawyer. She was from the right field. The fair comparison would be if Bloomberg had nominated a teacher with no administrative training or experience.

    Jonathan

  5. November 21, 2010 am30 10:43 am 10:43 am

    I stand corrected on the comparison with Miers in terms of qualifications… but I’m fairly sure it still holds in terms of the selection process.

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